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KSU Alumnus launches online magazine Latterly

Julia Kerchenski November 19, 2014

Kent State alumnus Ben Wolford and his wife, Christina Asencio, launched the first issue of Latterly, a community-supported online magazine on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 9:45 a.m. The response: more than 120...

Gatsby-themed Design Arts Ball an opportunity to network

Julia Kerchenski November 13, 2014

Architecture, interior design and visual communication design students will host a masquerade Design Arts Ball at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.The theme of the...

VCD students trade in sleep for a good cause

Julia Kerchenski November 9, 2014

Visual communication design students met on the fourth floor of the library for a 24 hour design blitz at Kent State University’s first CreateAthon. The Kent State chapter of the American Institute...

Candidates announced for the new JMC Student Media Director position

Julia Kerchenski November 6, 2014

A Kent State committee has narrowed the search for a new student media director to four candidates.The candidates are: Judith Riedl, adviser and general manager of the student newspaper and its related...

‘It Came From Ohio’ author to come to Kent

Julia Kerchenski October 29, 2014

James Renner, author of “It Came from Ohio: True Tales of the Weird, Wild, and Unexplained,” will be signing books on Friday, Oct. 31 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the University Bookstore.“It Came from Ohio”...

Advertising CEO to share his professional story

Julia Kerchenski October 26, 2014

Fred Bidwell, Malone Advertising former president and CEO, will be the keynote speaker of the Franklin Advertising Speaker Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the FirstEnergy Auditorium in Franklin...

JMC looks to (re)define diversity in conversation series

Julia Kerchenski October 21, 2014

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication will hold its second event in the JMC Conversation Series, “Diversity (Re)Defined”, Wednesday, Oct. 22. The conversation will discuss the changing definition...

JMC Alumni Awards honor outstanding Kent State alumni

Julia Kerchenski October 17, 2014

Wayne Dawson, Fox 8's morning news anchor, received the William Taylor Award at the Annual Journalism and Mass Communication Alumni and Friends Awards Reception and Ceremony the night of Friday, Oct. 17.Dawson...

Communication Studies recognizes outstanding alumni

Julia Kerchenski October 16, 2014

The Kent State Communication Studies Program will recognize three distinguished graduates Friday, Oct. 17 at the Centennial Alumni Awards Celebration.The awards will be presented to the alumni in the Student...

From Kent State to Fox 8: How TV2 helped Wayne Dawson land his first job as a broadcast journalist

Julia Kerchenski October 15, 2014

Wayne Dawson scored his first job at Fox 8 News with the help of his TV2 recordings upon graduation from Kent State’s Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) program in 1979. Thirty-five years later,...

John Crawford, dean of the College of Arts, speaks about the launch of the new Center for the Visual Arts building in the Cartwright Hall Atrium on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.

New home for the visual arts will bring programs ‘under one roof’

Julia Kerchenski October 9, 2014

Large, blue buttons with the words, “Under One Roof,” filled the Cartwright Hall Atrium for the launch of the Center for the Visual Arts on Thursday, Oct. 9.Kent State’s Visual Arts program is currently...

VCD students design the old-fashioned way in ‘type high press’ class

Julia Kerchenski October 8, 2014

On the first floor of the Art Building, Type High Press students immerse themselves in carefully organizing letters and symbols to make designs the old-fashioned way, with a letterpress. Kent State has...

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